Teresa is the founder and director of Story Yoga Inc. The idea was born from a desire to provide options for people who felt they did not have any. Her hope is that Story Yoga empowers participants through education. The teacher training is an opportunity for yoga practitioners to connect with community, learn transferable life skills, and support one another on their own unique journey. Story yoga is based on the vision that people can heal, learn, and create while building professional skills.
Teresa is the lead trainer of the teacher training program. Her teaching style is down-to-earth, challenging, yet accessible. Teresa realizes 200 hours would never be enough to scratch the surface of what yoga has to offer, but her hope is to provide the foundation for life-long learning and curiosity.
Robin is a graduate of Story Yoga’s teacher training program and she is a RYS-200 certified yoga teacher and a member of the Yoga Alliance.
Robin believes in approaching yoga with gentleness and compassion. In her classes you are always welcome to engage in YOUR practice. Her goal is to guide you through a practice that allows you to discover how poses feel in your body and how you can adjust the pose to feel the best in your body. We’ll link movement and breath, flowing through poses at a comfortable pace - not too fast or too slow.
Robin has had an on again off again relationship with yoga for over 13 years. In the past few years she’s come back to yoga with a new perspective, embracing yoga as a holistic practice rather than an exercise or movement program. She believes that practicing yoga can open new doors - physically, mentally, and emotionally - for anyone and everyone.
Robin identifies as a person in recovery from both an eating disorder and addiction, and her yoga practice has been an essential part of her recovery and wellbeing.
Krista Marzewski E-RYT500, Trauma Informed, Y12SR Leader
YOGA was the wind beneath Krista’s sails, enabling her to find the missing pieces in her life. She learned to love herself again, embrace life, and dream. Completing her 200-YTT with Story Yoga, she learned to simply, breathe. As a person affected by trauma in recovery, yoga taught her to reconnect herself physically, mentally, and spiritually. Krista is passionate about sharing the gifts of the practice with you. She believes in making yoga accessible for everyBODY!
With over 30 years of experience teaching, she brings her passion for teaching to her students and yoga mat. Krista is continually furthering her education and growing her offerings through “Yoga with Krista”. Krista’s classes offer slow, introspective postures, connecting breath to movement sprinkled with laughter and smiles in hopes you leave her class filled with a new awareness. Krista specializes in Trauma-Informed yoga and is also a certified Y12SR leader. Y12SR combines the ancient wisdom of yoga with the practical tools of the 12-Steps. One of the Y12SR founding principles is that “our issues live in our tissues” – in her classes, Krista pairs an inspiring theme with a grounded flow class to explore this concept.
Valerie is a gradute of Story Yoga's 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training. She also recently completed her Level I Reiki Training.
In the last year, yoga has been an essential part of her eating disorder recovery and in helping to calm her anxiety. She has really deepened her practice, exploring the different ways she can use yoga in her life. It was through moving her body and connecting with her breath, that she has started to cultivate a deep and love and acceptance of herself.
Valerie used to think you had to look, act, eat, and be a certain type of person to be considered someone who practiced yoga. She aims to create a space in her classes where everyone can feel wholly accepted and loved just as they are. She wants to share her love of yoga with others while allowing others to discover how yoga can be helpful in their own lives and with their own mental health. Valerie hopes to inspire people that anyone can do yoga, and to cultivate an environment where everyone can explore how yoga feels good in their body.
Drea Tremols has been in love with yoga since she was 18 and took her first yoga course in college. She had been practicing for 13 years when she decided to deepen her practice by becoming a teacher. She received her 200-hour yoga teacher training with Soma Yoga Institute. She enjoys all aspects of yoga from pranayama breathing exercises, mantras, meditation and asanas and her classes reflect this dynamic understanding of yoga. When she's not on the mat you can find her gardening, singing and playing cajon in one of her bands or exploring Vermont's hidden waterfalls!